Hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing – the number of things you can do at Rocky Mountain National Park is endless. After a day of exhilarating and strenuous outdoor activity there’s nothing better than heading back to a comfortable room where you can relax with modern conveniences while still enjoying the rustic beauty of the area.

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1.Alpine Trail Ridge Inn

Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
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The Alpine Trail Ridge Inn is a favorite with locals and visitors alike as it provides a sanctuary for guests to get away to Rocky Mountain National Park, the entrance is only a few minutes away. The inn is open all year long and has newly renovated rooms with modern rustic decor, each of which has access to an outdoor hot tub and a seasonal swimming pool. Guests will feel at home in the comfortable accommodation and can choose to disconnect from the rest of the world while immersing themselves in the natural surroundings, or they can keep in touch with the complimentary high-speed wireless internet the inn provides.

927 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-4585

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© Amberwood

Amberwood is a wonderful accommodation with stunning natural surroundings, it including the the wooded acres surrounding it. They are midway between the town of Estes Park as well as the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. While there, guests are sure to come across an array of flora and fauna such as fox, sheep, bears, and chipmunks, which have become friendly visitors to Amberwood. The mountainside location has room choices such as country cottages, a mountain home, the grand room lodge, and the mountain lodge. The mountain lodge’s Spa Room is a popular choice and is fitted with a two-person spa tub as well as a wood-burning fireplace and other amenities.

1889 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-4385

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3.Aspen Winds on Fall River

Aspen Winds on Fall River
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Aspen Winds on Fall River is a premier lodging choice in Rocky Mountain National Park. Here, guests can rejoice in the splendor of the Rockies, which are less than two miles away from the Fall River park entrance. The lodging is extremely comfortable and offers spa suites and one or two-bedroom condominium suites to choose from. Common amenities that are available to all guests include outdoor grills in a designated picnic pavilion, swings along the river bank, a DVD library and collection of board games, a computer for guest use, and daily housekeeping. Other complimentary features include access to Netflix and free WiFi throughout your stay.

1051 Fall River Ct, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-6010

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4.Blackhawk Lodges

Blackhawk Lodges
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Blackhawk Cabins and Lodges is a picture-perfect mountain escape that invites you to unwind and relax by the open fire or near the refreshing stream. The secluded accommodation lets you get in touch with Mother Nature and has retreat-like cabins where you can disconnect from the rest of the world. The delightful cabins are all different from each other in structure and decor, but all overlook the river, have real wood-burning fireplaces, and come fitted with fully equipped kitchens for your convenience. An outdoor hot tub and on-premise fishing facilities are available for all guests to enjoy.

1750 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-6100

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5.Boulder Brook on Fall River

Boulder Brook on Fall River
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Boulder Brook on Fall River is an Estes Park Lodging incomparable to other accommodation options in the area. The stunning hotel is tucked under towering pine trees and sits beside the flowing Fall River. Couples can choose to stay in one of the romantic cabins and soak in the hot tub, relax on the private deck, or enjoy one of the many spa services offered in room or off site. Some features of the suites available are a river view deck, fireplace, kitchenette, personal jetted tubs, high vaulted ceilings, and much more. Room amenities may also include cable television, complimentary WiFi, a stereo system, and necessities such as dishes, glasses, and silverware.

1900 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-0910

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6.Castle Mountain Lodge

Castle Mountain Lodge
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Castle Mountain Lodge offers a rustic and magical experience for guests who want to truly experience everything nature has to offer. It is located right alongside Rocky Mountain National Park, and guests can choose to stay in a room, suite, or cozy cabin. Their private spa cottages are popular with those wanting a romantic getaway and include a private indoor hot tub, wood-burning fireplace, private patio with barbecue and picnic facilities, a fully equipped kitchen, and much more. Popular ways to spend the day include hiking through the national park, relaxing in the hot tub, unwinding by the crackling fire, or hanging out on the patio and waiting for the lodge’s usual guests: wild turkeys, elk, deer, and various others.

1520 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-3664

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7.Della Terra Mountain Chateau

Della Terra Mountain Chateau
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Located right beside the Fall River entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, Della Terra Mountain Chateau is a luxurious boutique inn that combines the rusticity of nature with the grandeur of a modern resort. The romantic Colorado Mountain getaway is fitted with sophisticated suites complete with private balconies, walk-thru jetted showers, hot tubs, soaking tubs, fireplaces, sitting nooks with arched windows, and various other chateau amenities. Guests are also welcome to escape to the Essence spa treatment room to relax in the dry heat sauna or check out the private movie theater for a date-night escape. There are breathtaking views every which way you look, no matter if you’re inside Della Terra or outside of it.

3501 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-2501

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8.Glacier Lodge

Glacier Lodge
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Glacier Lodge is a self-catering cabin that offers home style accommodations for couples and large groups, whether it be for a weekend or for a month-long getaway. The cabin-style lodging can accommodate anywhere from two to 30 people, and many of them are fitted with a full kitchen and/or a fireplace. Glacier Lodge is the perfect location for an adventure-filled vacation; their family-friendly activities include fishing on the Big Thompson River, hiking, wildlife viewing, and guided scenic drives. The lodge’s complimentary Thursday Mountain Breakfast is a great way to meet the other guests while enjoying your fill of pancakes, sausages, omelets, potatoes, and much more.

2166 CO-66, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-4401

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9.Idlewilde by the River

Idlewilde by the River
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Located in beautiful Estes Park, Idlewilde by the River is situated beside the Big Thompson River and Rocky Mountain National Park. The resort focuses on making the most of its surroundings; guests will find themselves in the heart of lush natural surroundings, abundant wildlife, and all the specialty shops, restaurants, and galleries that are located in the area. There are endless opportunities available for guests to partake in fishing, camping, hiking, rock climbing, 4-wheeling, and sightseeing. The solitary cabins offer a serene getaway alongside the river; all thirteen cabins have a luxurious hot tub, comfortable linens, and a full kitchen equipped with all the necessities.

2282 CO-66, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-3864

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10.Lazy R Cottages

Lazy R Cottages
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Lazy R Cottages in Estes Park is a beautiful accommodation nestled below the radiant mountaintops from Rocky Mountain National Park. There are one, two, and three-bedroom cabins to choose from, no matter if you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an extended family vacation for anywhere from two to ten people. All the cabins have either full kitchens or kitchenettes, decks with mountain views, a fireplace, and personal hot tubs. Some of the cabins are pet friendly while all of them offer complimentary WiFi. The cottages are in close proximity to many adventures, whether they be in the park or in the village nearby, which is filled with restaurants, museums, and much more.

891 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-3708

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11.Machin's Cottages in the Pines

Machin's Cottages in the Pines
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Machin’s Cottages in the Pines is open seasonally from late May to October and is situated in a unique location within Rocky Mountain National Park. The cottages are just a few minutes from the town of Estes Park in a beautiful setting filled with wooded areas and rock formations. There are one, two, and three-bedroom cottages to choose from, all of which have different decor and floor plans. Each of the cottages is fitted with antiques, art, and various items from all over the world that were handpicked by the Machin family during their travels. Each of the cabins are fitted with cable television, a wood burning fireplace, and a kitchen fitted with a stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, and more.

2450 Eagle Cliff Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-4276

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12.McGregor Mountain Lodge

McGregor Mountain Lodge
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McGregor Mountain Lodge offers beautiful accommodation in cabins surrounded by the beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park. There are two-bedroom retreats, one-bedroom hideaways, and rooms in the main lodge to choose from. There are lots of things to see and do while there, but no matter what you decide the stay is guaranteed to be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. The Old Caretaker’s Cottage, a popular option, is a fine one-bedroom cottage with vaulted ceilings, skylights, a spacious living room, fireplace, and spectacular mountains views. The cottage also has a fully-equipped kitchen, private patio complete with picnic table and barbecue grill, as well as a whirlpool tub.

2815 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-3457

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13.Mountain Shadows Resort

Mountain Shadows Resort
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Known for having “the perfect cabins for couples,” Mountain Shadows Resort offers rustic, charming lodging to guests from all over the world. It’s only a mile from downtown Estes Park and two miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. The private and cozy cabins are some of the best places to enjoy the crisp, mountain air and breathtakingly beautiful views. Each of the cabins are pet friendly and come with free WiFi as well as complimentary breakfast. Cabins are also fitted with a private deck, fireplace, and hot tub. There’s so much to see and do while there including horseback riding through the alpine meadows, hiking, bird watching, fishing, or snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter.

871 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-577-0397

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14.Nicky's Resort

Nicky's Resort
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A reputed landmark since 1964, Nicky’s Resort is a pristine resort property that sits alongside the Fall River right besides Rocky Mountain National Park. The resort has come a long way since it initially opened and now offers guests modern luxuries such as free WiFi, seasonal swimming pool, and an on-site lounge and restaurant for guest convenience. The rustic chic rooms include a kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, and coffee pots, while other resort and room amenities include cable television, temperature control, picnic area, and a putting green. There are various events hosted at the resort throughout the week, including Music Nights every Friday to Sunday night with local musician, Ray Young.

1360 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-5377

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15.Ponderosa Lodge

Ponderosa Lodge
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Nestled along the lovely Fall River, Ponderosa Lodge sits beneath towering pine trees and surrounded by stunning views of rock formations and lush greenery. The quiet and relaxing area is a great home base for exploring Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park. There are various lodge rooms and cabins to choose from, many of which come with a dedicated living room, kitchenette, bedroom, fireplace, and much more. Other room and lodge amenities include a hot tub, barbecue grills, fire pits, playground, library, complimentary internet access, guest computer, board games and puzzles, wildlife viewing area, and dedicated fishing area.

1820 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-4233

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16.Rams Horn Village Resort

Rams Horn Village Resort
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The Rams Horn Village Resort has luxury cabin accommodation in Estes Park, Colorado. The amenity-filled vacation cabins provide guests with all the comforts of home along with the modern amenities of a boutique hotel. Located right besides Rocky Mountain National Park, Rams Horn is the perfect family-friendly setting for a fun-filled getaway. Property amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, clubhouse, playground, picnic area with barbecue grills, free guest laundry facilities, free WiFi, a fitness center, guest computes, and a library filled with books and board games. Cabins can accommodate anywhere from two to six people in each of them, luxurious bedding and towels, fully-equipped kitchen with separate dining area, flat televisions with cable, and free cabin-side parking.

1565 CO-66, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 800-229-4676

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17.StoneBrook Resort

StoneBrook Resort
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With an array of cottages, river suites, and cabins, StoneBrook Resort on Fall River offers relaxing adults-only accommodation options for those in Estes Park. The resort is located at the base of Deer Mountain and has numerous hiking trails that connect with those in Rocky Mountain National Park. The wonderful facilities offered may mean that you never even leave the resort during your stay; each cabin, cottage, or suite may be filled with fully-functional kitchens, fireplaces, in-room Jacuzzis, private outdoor hot tubs, cable television, and complimentary internet access. StoneBrook is renowned by couples who are looking for a relaxed, romantic getaway.

1710 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-4629

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18.Swiftcurrent Lodge Inc.

Swiftcurrent Lodge Inc.
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Swiftcurrent Lodge is the perfect home base for people looking to explore everything Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer. There are twelve units, six of which are available throughout the year and six of which are only open seasonally. All the cabins are situated on the banks of the Big Thompson River, making it easier for guests to enjoy trout fishing, picnicking, looking out for wildlife, or just relaxing in the serene surroundings. In addition to fishing and watching wildlife right on the property, guests can also use amenities such as the designated picnic area, the fire pit, playground, hot tub, and complimentary WiFi.

2512 CO-66, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-3720

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19.The Evergreens on Fall River Cabins

The Evergreens on Fall River Cabins
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Known for giving guests a meaningful connection with nature, the Evergreens on Fall River Cabins allow you to truly enjoy the beauty of your surroundings. The cabins are located just a few minutes away from Rocky Mountain National Park as well as downtown Estes Park, which offers fine dining, hiking, fishing, golfing, boating, and much more. There are one and two-bedroom cabins to choose from, along with optional jetted tubs, fully-equipped kitchens, a dining area, fireplace, private deck, and a private couples spa. The outdoor hot tub is a wonderful place to spend the evening, as is the relaxing hammock on the gazebo.

1500 Fish Hatchery Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-577-9786

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20.The Inn on Fall River | Fall River Cabins

The Inn on Fall River | Fall River Cabins
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The Inn on Fall River is a gorgeous accommodation that sits on the banks of a flowing mountain stream right beside Rocky Mountain National Park. The magnificent natural surrounding is has picturesque mountain views and 300-year-old pine and spruce trees. Accommodation options include cabins, Fall River cabins, River Lodge, and Mountain Lodge. On-site amenities include access to over 3,000 feet of stream, fire pits, swings, picnic tables, and several trails that are fun to explore. Guests will have complimentary high-speed internet, access to the community hot tub, and a playground filled with activities that are fun for children and adults.

1660 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 800-255-4118

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21.The Landing at Estes Park

The Landing at Estes Park
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The Landing at Estes Park is a boutique riverside retreat that is a fairly new addition to the collection of hotels, motels, cabins, and inns found in the area. The Landing is nestled along the picturesque Big Thompson River just outside the main entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. The gorgeous retreat is just as beautiful on the inside as its surroundings; the handcrafted hickory furniture, large stone fireplace, and artwork by Philip R. Goodwin all add a touch of elegance to this charming place. The quaint mountain setting allows guests to comfortably relax in the charming, old world inn.

1774 CO-66, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-820-0118

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22.Tiny Town Cabins

Tiny Town Cabins
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Trout Haven Resorts has created an idyllic space for visitors in Estes Park to enjoy: Tiny Town Cabins. Exactly as the name suggests, the tiny cabins are equipped with everything you need for an adventure in the Rocky Mountains. There are 19 cabins, all of which offer stunning vistas of the park, and they are perfect for a romantic getaway or an extended hiatus. The full kitchen includes a stove, refrigerator, dishes, and anything else you may need to cook a meal. Other amenities include a picnic table to enjoy an outdoor meal, a charcoal grill, wood burning fireplace, cable televisions, and complimentary WiFi.

830 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 800-344-3256

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23.Valhalla Resort

Valhalla Resort
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Valhalla Resort is a gorgeous accommodation that allows guests to relax and enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park while based in a comfortable, amenity-filled cabin. The cabin has flexible sleeping arrangements and can accommodate parties of two to twenty. Several amenities offered at the resort include access to the seasonal outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, as well as the on-site activity center. Activities available at Valhalla vary throughout the seasons; during the summer you can go fishing, golfing, or take an art class, while in the winter, sledding and cross-country skiing are more popular options. Guests are also invited to rejuvenate at the nearby Riverpoint Spa, which offers massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, body treatments, and more.

2185 Eagle Cliff Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-3284

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24.Wildwood Inn

Wildwood Inn
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Adjoining the Rocky Mountain National Park and sitting on seven acres of private land, the Wildwood Inn is a serene and quiet place to stay while in Estes Park. While here, guests will really be able to appreciate all that nature has to offer, from the stunning scenery to the abundant flora and fauna that thrive there. It’s perfect for an intimate escape, and couples can enjoy their stay in a choice of cabins, suites, and vacation homes, all of which have luxurious linen, high speed internet, and much more. There are many packages offered by the inn, many of which feature spa facilities, delicious meals, or adventures that could include ATV rides, balloon rides, fly fishing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, or exploring the surroundings to take stunning photographs.

2801 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-7804

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25.Woodlands on Fall River

Woodlands on Fall River
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Nestled along the scenic Fall River, Woodlands is a stunning riverfront lodging where guests enjoy the beauty of the Rocky Mountains while having all the luxuries of home. The stunning accommodation is located in a gorgeous mountain riverside setting that is shadowed by views of Castle Mountain, towering 300-year-old trees, and the sparkling waters of Fall River. Guests can choose to stay in either one or two-bedroom suites, a loft, or the Homestead Home. The suites have various features and amenities that could include spacious living rooms, fully-functional kitchens, a dining area, wood-burning fireplace, complimentary WiFi, cable televisions, and a full bath with complimentary bath products.

1888 Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, Phone: 970-586-0404

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Where to Stay Near Rocky Mountain National Park